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From Religion To Rock, A New History Says Music Has Always Been Subversive

Music is downright dangerous, according to music historian Ted Gioia [pronounced JOY-uh]. It encourages sex, incites violence and can make you hallucinate – in other words, everything your parents warned you about. Art & Seek’s Jerome Weeks reports the Plano author has written a provocative new book about all the stuff most music histories leave out.

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From Religion To Raves, Historian Ted Gioia Says Music Has Always Been Mind-Bending

On Thursdays, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the cultural creativity happening in North Texas. As it grows, the artist profiles on this site, artandseek.org/spotlight, will eventually paint a collective portrait of our artistic community. Check out all the artists and artworks we’ve chronicled.

Music is downright dangerous, according to music historian Ted Gioia [pronounced... | Read More

A Look Ahead At Highlights From The Art&Seek Calendar

Do you wish there was one place you could go to and find out what arts and cultural events are happening this week? Well, you can. Check out the Art&Seek calendar to find arts and cultural events going on across the North Texas area. Below is just a small sampling of events from the calendar we picked just for you.

Wednesday

Tonight, the Lone Star Film Society kicks off its... | Read More

Lone Star Film Festival Preview

The Lone Star Film Festival begins its five-day run Wednesday in Fort Worth, appropriately, with a story of love and loss in a small Texas town. “Sleeping in Plastic” centers on a high school wrestler who befriends a call girl and gets way in over his head. It shows Wednesday night at 8:30, and ahead of the screening I talked with director Van Ditthavong about using Texas as a... | Read More

Go Nuts With Art&Seek Jr’s 2019 Nutcracker Super-List!

Good news! Thanksgiving happens on Nov. 28 which means it happens “late” this year. Bad news–even though it falls just two days short of the end of the month people will still say it’s early.

Whether you perceive Turkey Day to be late or early,  the simple fact is there’s A LOT going on right now. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is a real... | Read More

Frame of Mind: Thin Line’s Best Films

This week, Frame of Mind presents “Best of Thin Line Fest.” The Denton-based film festival celebrates documentary film in all its forms. 

This week’s Frame of Mind: “Best of Thin Line Fest” airs Thursday, Nov. 14, at 10 p.m. on KERA TV.  Here’s this year’s Frame of Mind lineup.

At Arm’s Length, Dana Reilly

Two journalists... | Read More

KXT Live Session: Wilder Woods

Wilder Woods is the latest project from Bear Rinehart, formerly of NEEDTOBREATHE, and in his new role of blues disciple, he shines brightly in his debut KXT Live Session. Watch more from the KXT Live Sessions archive here.

 

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Taking Some Time Out With Artist Annette Lawrence

On Thursdays, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the cultural creativity happening in North Texas. As it grows, the artist profiles on this site, artandseek.org/spotlight, will eventually paint a collective portrait of our artistic community. Check out all the artists and artworks we’ve chronicled.

Annette Lawrence keeps time – but not like anyone else. You can find the Denton... | Read More

50 Years Of ZZ Top

In 1969, one of the biggest bands ever to come out of the state of Texas was formed in Houston. And in the ensuing 50 years, ZZ Top has done its part to keep blues rock alive and well – and served as unofficial ambassadors of Texas to the rest of the world. 

Cacophony! Cinematic Aural Revue Film Festival runs November 9, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cedars – Dallas

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Taking Some Time Out With Visual Artist Annette Lawrence

Annette Lawrence keeps time – but not like anyone else. You can find the Denton visual artist’s work at New York’s Whitney Museum and inside the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium. Those pieces mark time in Lawrence’s own inventive ways. In the Art&Seek Spotlight, KERA’s Anne Bothwell talks with Jerome Weeks, who’ll interview Lawrence next week at... | Read More

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